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Leaders in Melbourne Recruitment

Our People

With over 100 years of collective experience in accounting, finance, and business support recruitment, our team knows the Melbourne market inside out.

Our people are our greatest asset, and their individual knowledge and networks are invaluable. Supporting our consultants is a team of talented administrative staff who ensure we provide a seamless recruitment service.

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Meet The Team

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Amanda Alter

Managing Director

Amanda has been recruiting for over 25 years both in Melbourne and international markets and specifically with Accountancy Options and Options in Finance for over 18 years. An expert in senior accounting and finance roles, Amanda is a highly respected recruiter and a true leader within the market. Amanda’s clients love her engaging personality and proactive approach, and she’s well-known for her ability to turn around any brief quickly and efficiently. Her long-term relationships with both clients and candidates span back over 20+ years and this is what sets her apart from her competitors.

Peter Bourke

Principal Consultant – Accountancy Options

With a CA qualification starting off as an Accountant Peter has experience working for several leading and global clients, working within agency recruitment across the finance portfolio. Working within in-house recruitment for iconic brands such as NAB and Coles in his last roles, Peter has had exposure to a variety of industry sectors including Financial Services, Utilities, Professional Services, Engineering, Retail & FMCG, with a passionate focus on the finance and accounting discipline.

Peter’s 20 years of recruitment experience sees him bring his long-term relationships with a large database of accounting-qualified candidates, a strategic sourcing and proactive approach to work, great rapport with his clients and candidates, and 20 years of understanding the accounting market.

Natasha Jordan

Principal Consultant – Accountancy Options

Heading up the Accounting Support team and with 15 years of recruitment experience under her belt, Natasha is known for providing an honest and personalised service to both clients and candidates, providing staff across all industries in Melbourne’s CBD and metropolitan areas. Natasha brings a refreshingly thorough approach to the end-to-end recruitment process. Accounting Support roles are Natasha’s area of expertise.

When she’s not recruiting, Natasha can be found dancing at a gig, or seeking out her next sequined smothered outfit!

Kerry Hale

Recruitment Manager

Kerry has been working in HR and recruitment for over 13 years, both in Australia and the UK, bringing her experience to Accountancy Options in 2014. Kerry holds a dual role with us – both as a Recruitment Manager and heading up our Business Support division. Kerry’s relationship management, reliability and epic problem-solving skills make her a natural recruiter.

An adrenaline junkie and our go to person for places to go in Melbourne, Kerry grabs any opportunity to head home to England to visit her family or travel to new destinations.

Lois Smith

Finance & Payroll Manager

Shenara Perera

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Shenara is a valuable addition to our team as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, bringing with her three years of experience within the recruitment industry. Despite being the newest member, Shenara's extensive background in the field allows her to hit the ground running and contribute effectively to our team's success. Her expertise lies in Accounting Support roles across the Southeastern suburbs. Shenara's strong communication and interpersonal skills foster positive relationships with both clients and candidates, ensuring a smooth and efficient recruitment experience. We are confident that Shenara's experience and dedication will greatly contribute to our team's achievements and the satisfaction of our clients.
In her spare time, you can find Shenara travelling across the world and find her checking all the new sweet treats out.

Fadila Aruci

Administration Manager

Fadila is our highly motivated and dedicated Recruitment Assistant and our first point of contact for all enquiries. Fadila also supports the entire team and balances managing administrative functions, candidate and client enquiries, and our social media marketing. Fadila enjoys prioritising her health and fitness, and spoiling her cat, Arlo.

Professional, connected and responsive

I have worked with Accountancy Options as both an employer and candidate, and in all my dealings I have found them to be professional, connected and responsive and I can confidently recommend their services to others


Scott Sutherland​​​​
Financial Controller / General Manager

I cannot thank you enough for your full support

I have worked with Amanda for several years in both my current and previous roles.

Amanda distinguishes herself from others in similar positions by being genuinely passionate, caring and professional. She is able to understand the needs of the organisation and what I have been looking for in regards to candidates and future employees.


Head of Finance & Technology

The candidates are always of a high calibre

I have worked successfully with Accountancy Options for many years; recruiting various finance roles. They are a highly skilled and professional team.”


Jacquetta Griggs
General Manager Finance & Infrastructure
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